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Success! Sokrith from Cambodia raised $148 to be free from pain.

Sokrith
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  • $148 raised, $0 to go
$148
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokrith's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2016.

Photo of Sokrith post-operation

November 15, 2016

Sokrith successfully received eye surgery.

Sokrith’s treatment went well for both eyes! The doctors have removed the cysts and she’s now on her way to a full recovery. Sokrith is back at home now and healing, and with some time, is expected to have a full restoration of her vision. She shares that she feels much more comfortable now.

“I feel very happy that my eyes look better and are not swollen. I won’t have to be shy around others anymore and I can feel good when going places,” she Sokrith shares.

Sokrith's treatment went well for both eyes! The doctors have removed the cysts and she's now on her way to a full recovery. Sokrith is back...

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September 6, 2016

“Sokrith is a 25-year-old woman married with one son and one daughter,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). She lives in Cambodia with her family, where she earns a living farming rice and other crops.

“She enjoys watching Khmer and Thai dramas on TV and watching social news,” CSC says. She traveled 3 hours with her husband to reach CSC for treatment.

Two months ago, Sokrith developed a chalazion, or small cyst, in each eye. This causes pain and swelling. “She is uncomfortable and worries about the cysts growing larger and ruining her vision,” CSC reports.

For $148, surgeons at CSC can remove the chalazions in a simple surgery. Sokrith travelled three hours with her husband seeking treatment at CSC, but cannot afford to cover the cost.

With our help, Sokrith will be free of pain and irritation in her eyes and will not have to worry about losing her vision.

"Sokrith is a 25-year-old woman married with one son and one daughter," shares our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). She li...

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Sokrith's Timeline

  • September 6, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sokrith was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 6, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokrith received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokrith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokrith's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 15, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokrith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $148 for Sokrith's treatment
Hospital Fees
$97
Medical Staff
$50
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients feel discomfort and experience swelling on their eyelids. They are sensitive to light. These symptoms are due to the presence of a chalazion, a cyst in the eyelid caused by inflammation of a blocked gland. A chalazion can cause swelling and heaviness on the eyelid, tenderness, sensitivity to light, and increased tearing. A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients experience discomfort, and light sensitivity often keeps them indoors.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

If treated early, a chalazion can be treated with topical antibiotic eye drops. However, our medical partner's patients tend to neglect small conditions. The chalazion cases seen at CSC are developed enough to require surgical treatment.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgeons perform a chalazion incision and drainage to remove the chalazion.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The chalazion is removed, and the patient can comfortably resume life without any light sensitivity or pain. Patients also tend to feel improved confidence when the chalazion is removed.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk treatment.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

This surgery is accessible in Cambodia, but it is too expensive for our medical partner's patients.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, infection and damage to the eyelid can occur.

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